COVID-19 Resources for Post-Acute and Long-term Care Facilities

Important Note: COVID-19 Community Levels do not apply in healthcare settings, such as hospitals and nursing homes. Instead, healthcare settings should continue to use community transmission rates and follow CDC’s infection prevention and control recommendations for healthcare workers.

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Response to an Outbreak and Residents with Exposure to COVID-19 Long-term Care Facilities
This guidance outlines a facility’s response to a new, suspected, probable, or confirmed case of COVID-19 in facility healthcare personnel (HCP) or a resident, or when a resident has been exposed to COVID-19. 3/2/2022 
Core Infection Prevention and Control Measures for Long-term Care Facilities
Guidance on core infection prevention and control measures for long-term care facilities (LTCF) during the COVID-19 pandemic. 3/2/2022
Guidance for Managing Healthcare Personnel with COVID-19 Infection or  Exposure to COVID-19
Guidance on work restrictions for healthcare personnel (HCP) with a COVID-19 infection, and work restrictions for asymptomatic HCP with exposure to COVID-19. 3/2/2022 
2022 Health Alerts, Advisories, and Updates  Stay up to date with important Pennsylvania Department of Heath alerts, advisories, and updates. 3/2/2022